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Colin Tizzard Stable Tour

    Team Tizzard is set to unleash an exciting group of youngsters from their Dorset base to back up their established stars.
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Colin Tizzard may have been slightly down on winners in 2019/20 but he still passed the £1million prize money barrier with his final score of 66 notching £1,216, 570.

Lostintranslation was a major contributor with victory in the Grade 1 Betfair Chase along with a third in the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup and another stalwart Native River chipped in with his victory in the Grade 2 Denman Chase. The stable had an emerging talent over fences in the shape of Reynoldstown Chase winner Copperhead and there were several who exceed initial expectations last term.

 The Venn Farm team have a host of novice hurdlers turned novice chaser this season with The Big Breakaway as exciting a prospect as you could wish for and Team Tizzard have been quietly replenishing their stocks with some likely looking sort from the point-to-point field.

 All in all, there look even more exciting times ahead for Colin Tizzard and his team and his assistant Joe Tizzard kindly spoke to Tony Elves of attheraces.com about those he hopes can cover themselves in glory this season.

All Horses

Amarillo Sky (IRE)

  • 5-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Westerner - Bag Of Tricks (Flemensfirth)
  • Owner: J P Romans & Taylor, O'dwyer
  • Last Race: Newton Abbot, 5 May 2021 15:35
  • Result: Won/4, made all, pushed and increased advantage before 2 out, reminder after 2 out but well in command, easily
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Form Profile:

Winner of a bumper in Ireland in March.

Trainer Says:

Sale. We were talking of running him in a bumper, but he has schooled really well over hurdles and he is ready to run. His work is really beginning to pick up now and he could go to Cheltenham in two weeks’ time. He is a horse who came to us with a big reputation and we are looking forward to running him.

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At Large (IRE)

  • 5-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Getaway - Millbrook Marble (Rudimentary)
  • Owner: Taylor, Burley & O'dwyer
  • Last Race: Chepstow, 9 Oct 2020 15:50
  • Result: F/9, tracked leading pair, tracked (clear) winner after 1st, mistake and stumbled next, well held when mistake 3 out, fell heavily next
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Form Profile:

Unraced

Trainer Says:

This is a young horse who came over with a big reputation and he never ran in points. He is entered in the novices’ hurdle at Chepstow on Saturday and he is as nice a young horse as we have in the yard. He is a Getaway who ticks all the boxes and goes really nice and I expect him to be one of our leading novice hurdlers this year.

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Form Profile:

Unraced

Trainer Says:

He is another who was bought privately with a big reputation. He was due to run in an Irish point-to-point and then it all got stopped. He was a bit later coming back to us and you probably won’t see him to the middle of November. He is a strapping big Flemensfirth four-year-old who I think will turn out to be a fantastic horse for us.

Beaufort West (IRE)

  • 7-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Getaway - Blessingindisguise (Luso)
  • Owner: Taylor & O'dwyer
  • Last Race: Kempton, 3 May 2021 13:50
  • Result: F/5, raced in fourth, hit 11th, nudged along before 4 out, ridden and weakened before 3 out, well held when fell last
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Form Profile:

129 rated hurdler. Winner of a maiden hurdle at Chepstow (2m) and a novice hurdle at Fontwell (2m 1 1/2f) both in January.

Trainer Says:

He runs in the Silver Trophy at Chepstow on Saturday. He ran in it last year and stopped because of his wind and we gave him an operation and won two nice novices’ hurdle. He should still be well handicapped, and I expect him to have a good each-way chance. It won’t be long before we go chasing with him.

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Bold Conduct

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  • Owner: J P Romans & Terry Warner
  • Last Race: Loughanmore, 10 Nov 2018 12:15
  • Result: Won/10, mid-div, 4th 1/2way, trk ldrs 5out, trvl well 3rd 3out & jnd ldrs 2out, disp last where better jmp, asserted run in
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Form Profile:

Winner of his only Irish point-to-point in November 2018.

Trainer Says:

He is a horse who has been pretty fragile to train since we bought him. He has done some lovely pieces of work and then tweaked a suspensory. We will run in him the middle of November and he’s a lovely big horse who work nicely and we want to get him racing. We will run him in a two-mile novice hurdle and see where we are.

Born In Borris (IRE)

  • 7-y-o; bay mare
  • Breeding: Arcadio - Honour Own (City Honours)
  • Owner: Mr R M Harvey-Bailey
  • Last Race: Taunton, 23 Jan 2021 16:00
  • Result: PU/10, mid-division, awkward 3rd, weakened before omitted 9th, tailed off, soon pulled up
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Form Profile:

Winner of a novices’ hurdle at Wincanton (1m 7 1/2f) in March when beating Hollymount Holly a length and three quarters.

Trainer Says:

She was another bought privately, and she went an won her novices’ hurdle at Wincanton very nicely. She is a novice until the end of October, and she runs at Chepstow on Friday.

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Bourbali (FR)

  • 4-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Sinndar - Saintheze (Saint Des Saints)
  • Owner: W Pope, E Legg, M Green & T Swaffield
  • Last Race: Hereford, 17 Feb 2021 13:55
  • Result: 5/14, mid-division out wide, headway chasing leaders 4th, weakened after 2 out
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Form Profile:

Beaten a head by Peat Moss in a juvenile hurdle at Plumpton (2m 1 1/2f) in September.

Trainer Says:

He is a nice juvenile who just got chinned at Plumpton a fortnight ago. He is a Flat bred three-year-old and was unlucky not to win and he has a great future.

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Buckhorn George

  • 6-y-o; grey gelding
  • Breeding: Geordieland - Waimea Bay (Karinga Bay)
  • Owner: The Buckhorn Racing Team
  • Last Race: Plumpton, 15 Mar 2021 14:47
  • Result: PU/8, tracked leaders, lost place 8th, weakened 4 out, tailed off when pulled up 2 out
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Form Profile:

124 rated hurdler. Off the mark on his final start at Wincanton (2m 4f) in March when short heading Mickey Buckland.

Trainer Says:

He was doing things he shouldn’t really be doing last season as he is such a big horse. He will start in a couple of handicap hurdles and then will go novice chasing. He is due to run in a handicap hurdle at Fontwell on October 21.

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Christmas In April (FR)

  • 9-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Crillon - Similaresisoldofa (Kapgarde)
  • Owner: Swallowfield Racing
  • Last Race: Newton Abbot, 5 May 2021 15:05
  • Result: Won/8, tracked leader, lost position and mid-division after the 13th, much closer and pushed along to chase leaders in 3rd after 3 out, staying on after 2 out, ran on strongly after the last and led final 110 yards
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Form Profile:

137 rated chaser. Progressive when winning three of his 6 starts last season and gained his last win in the Devon National at Exeter (3m 6 1/2f) in February.

Trainer Says:

He was very progressive in staying handicap chase last year. He is a horse we will probably aim at the Welsh Grand National. He loves heavy ground and extreme distances and if he takes another step forward then he’s a Grand National type. I actually laughed at Dad when he said 12 months ago, he would be a Grand National horse as he was only rated 120 and he now only a win off getting into a Grand National.

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Copperhead

  • 7-y-o; chestnut gelding
  • Breeding: Sulamani - How's Business (Josr Algarhoud)
  • Owner: Mrs G C Pritchard
  • Last Race: Cheltenham, 18 Mar 2021 13:55
  • Result: 15/22, chased leaders, ridden and weakened between last 2
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Form Profile:

153 rated chaser. Completed a hat trick over fences when beating Two For Gold 17 lengths in the Grade 2 Reynoldstown Chase at Ascot (3m) in February.

Trainer Says:

He was a lovely progressive horse last year and won the Grade 2 Reynoldstown Chase at Ascot. He was a bit flat at Cheltenham but many of ours where then and he had a nasty fall. He’s come back this year really fit and well and he’s going to be aimed at the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury. He is a second season chaser rated 153 and he ticks many of the boxes. We will see from there and he’s at that stage where he only needs to run well in the Ladbrokes to come into Gold Cup reckoning.

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Earth Business (IRE)

  • 5-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Westerner - Shellys Creek (Flemensfirth)
  • Owner: Mrs Catherine Penny
  • Last Race: Taunton, 15 Mar 2021 14:10
  • Result: 3/11, midfield, steady headway 5th, chased leaders after 3 out, close up approaching two out, ridden before last, one pace
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Form Profile:

Unraced

Trainer Says:

He’s a lovely Westerner gelding that we bought, and he was all set to run in a bumper at the backend of last year before the Covid kicked in. He will probably run in a bumper before going hurdling but he’s a nice chap.

Eldorado Allen (FR)

  • 7-y-o; grey gelding
  • Breeding: Khalkevi - Hesmeralda (Royal Charter)
  • Owner: J P Romans & Terry Warner
  • Last Race: Aintree, 8 Apr 2021 13:45
  • Result: 5/7, mid-division, not fluent 2nd, left 3rd after 10th, losing place when mistake 3 out, soon weakened
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Form Profile:

146 rated hurdler. Came closest to victory last season when runner-up, beaten three quarter of a length, to Mill Green in a handicap hurdle at Sandown (2m) in January on his reappearance.

Trainer Says:

I think he is one of our nicest novice chasers this year. He bolted up in his novices’ hurdle at Sandown a couple of years ago then went to Aintree and had a freak accident and got knocked over and injured himself. He ran well first time out last year and has come back looking magnificent and he runs at Newton Abbot on Sunday. He will take all the beating and could be a slightly forgotten horse this year.

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Elegant Escape (IRE)

  • 9-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Dubai Destination - Graineuaile (Orchestra)
  • Owner: Mr J P Romans
  • Last Race: Cheltenham, 13 Mar 2020 15:30
  • Result: 11/12, led 1st, not fluent 3rd, headed 4th, led after 12th, headed next, ridden from 15th, weakened after 4 out
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Form Profile:

160 rated chaser. Finished runner-up, beaten three and three quarter lengths, to Ballyoptic the Grade 2 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby in November and another highly creditable performance in the Ladbrokes Trophy Handicap at Newbury (3m 2f) later that month when third, beaten two lengths, to De Rasher Counter under topweight of 11st 12lb.

Trainer Says:

We are going to have a crack and run him in the Grand National this year. We would have run him last year if it had taken place and we are just going to save a bit of petrol through the season. We are going to take him up to the Becher Chase to give him a spin over the fences at the end of November and then run him in a hurdle race prior to the Grand National. The owner John Romans is keen to plot a Grand National route and that is what we will do.

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Elixir De Nutz (FR)

  • 7-y-o; grey gelding
  • Breeding: Al Namix - Nutz (Turgeon)
  • Owner: Mr Terry Warner
  • Last Race: Hereford, 12 Dec 2020 13:57
  • Result: 2/5, led, ridden slightly and pressed 3 out, headed soon after, left second 2 out but no extra
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Form Profile:

146 rated hurdler. Slightly disappointing in two runs last season but had been a leading novice hurdler in 2018-19 season and completed a hat trick when beating Grand Sancy half a length in the Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown in January 2019.

Trainer Says:

He is a Grade 1 winner and won a Tolworth then had a slight injury before Cheltenham. Last year for whatever reason it didn’t happen for him and he wasn’t finishing his races. We tweaked his wind and he will go novice chasing this year and will be back in the middle of November. You have to remember he is a Grade 1 winner and I am sure he will come good again.

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Faustinovick

  • 7-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Black Sam Bellamy - Cormorant Cove (Fair Mix)
  • Owner: Taylor & O'dwyer
  • Last Race: Plumpton, 22 Mar 2021 14:18
  • Result: 2/3, chased leader who went clear after 4th, closer when led after 13th, went clear after 3 out, reduced lead between last 2, driven and joined last, headed and unable to quicken inside final 100 yards
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Form Profile:

122 rated hurdler. Plenty of promise in a bumper at Newbury in March 2019 and novice events at Carlisle (2m 4f) and Newbury (2m 4 1/2f) last November. Came closest to victory when runner-up, beaten two and three quarter lengths, to Glenduff when odds-on at Carlisle

Trainer Says:

He is coming right and will have a run at the end of the month. He is a horse who came with a big reputation and he threw a splint in his first season and it didn’t quite happen for him. He has ended up being well handicapped and he reminds me a lot of Copperhead.

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Fiddlerontheroof (IRE)

  • 7-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Stowaway - Inquisitive Look (Montjeu)
  • Owner: Taylor, Burley & O'dwyer
  • Last Race: Aintree, 9 Apr 2021 14:50
  • Result: 3/7, held up towards rear, not fluent 8th, headway from 10th, outpaced when not fluent 13th, well beaten from 15th, left 3rd 2 out
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Form Profile:

152 rated hurdler. Gained his most prestigious success when beating Jeremys Flame six lengths in the Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown (2m) in January.

Trainer Says:

He is entered at Chepstow on Saturday in the big two mile three novice chase. He is a Grade 1 winner over hurdles and won an Irish point-to-point. We are really excited about running him and I think he will be a two and a half miler this season. He is a horse we are going to aim at the Marsh Chase, and he is our highest rated hurdler to go novice chasing with. Last year was always a bonus and he has chaser written all over him. Touch wood, he schools really nicely, and we are excited about running him on Saturday.

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Floy Joy (IRE)

  • 5-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Arcadio - The Scorpion Queen (Scorpion)
  • Owner: Nigel Hanger & Eric Jones
  • Last Race: Newton Abbot, 3 Apr 2021 14:30
  • Result: 2/12, chased leaders, not fluent 1st, pushed along when not fluent 4 out, challenged after 4 out, not fluent last, kept on, went 2nd close home
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Form Profile:

Unraced

Trainer Says:

He was in all last year and didn’t get to run as a result of the Covid and he is in a bumper on Saturday. He worked beautiful last week, and he could be anything. If he gets balloted out his is in on Sunday as well.

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Fox Norton (FR)

  • 11-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Lando - Natt Musik (Kendor)
  • Owner: Ann & Alan Potts Limited
  • Last Race: Ascot, 16 Feb 2019 15:55
  • Result: 3/6, held up in last pair until mistake and dropped to rear 6th, given time to recover, closer tracking leaders 4 out, 2nd after next until approaching 2 out, no extra in 3rd
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Form Profile:

166 rated chaser. Missed last season but finished runner-up, beaten seven lengths, to Altior in the Grade 1 Clarence House Chase at Ascot (2m 1f) in January 2019 and third, beaten 18 ¼ lengths, to Cyrname in the Grade 1 Ascot Chase at Ascot (2m 5f) the following month.

Trainer Says:

He has been a brilliant horse but also very fragile for the last couple of seasons. He is back in and in full work and he doesn’t have an easy option, but he’s been a grand servant.

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Fulgurix (FR)

  • 6-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Maresca Sorrento - Union De Sevres (Malinas)
  • Owner: Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede
  • Last Race: Worcester, 6 May 2021 16:07
  • Result: 8/9, midfield, awkward 7th, ridden before 3 out, well beaten before 2 out, tailed off before last
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Form Profile:

Runner-up in a hurdle race at Pau in December.

Trainer Says:

He’s a nice chap who is owned by Simon Munir and Isaac Souede. He came over in February and we were never going to run him as we wanted to keep him as a novice for this season. He is a big heavy horse who will want some cut in the ground, and he will be ready early November. He has some strong form in France already and will want a trip but is a horse to follow this season in novices’ hurdles.

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Getaway Fred (IRE)

  • 7-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Getaway - Cloch Anna (King's Theatre)
  • Owner: Victor And Celia Goaman
  • Last Race: Newton Abbot, 5 May 2021 15:35
  • Result: PU/4, held up in rear, nudged before 3 out, lost ground and ridden before turning for home, pulled up after last
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Form Profile:

133 rated hurdler. Off the mark in a novice hurdle at Chepstow (2m) in November when beating Shang Tang three lengths and solid efforts when placed in next two starts.

Trainer Says:

He will be a nice novice chaser. We didn’t pay an awful lot for him and he won his novices’ hurdle last year and proved above average. He will be ready to run in 10 days’ time and will be a solid mid-range horse.

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Form Profile:

Unraced

Trainer Says:

He is a JP horse who will start in bumpers and has had a wind operation. It was holding him back last year, but it seems to have worked and he is going nicely, and he start in a novice hurdle or a bumper in about a months’ time.

Harry Senior (IRE)

Form Profile:

143 rated hurdler. Won a maiden hurdle at Chepstow (2m 3 1/2f) in December by five lengths from Global Fame and followed up with a two and a quarter length victory from King Roland in a Grade 2 event at Cheltenham (2m 4 1/2f).

Trainer Says:

He won a Grade 2 around Cheltenham over hurdles and he is going to go novice chasing. He will probably be two and a half stepping up to three, but he is a horse that is improving all the time and he could well make up into an RSA horse. He will be ready to run in about three weeks.

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Highest Sun (FR)

  • 7-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Sunday Break - Highest Price (Highest Honor)
  • Owner: Mr Ashley Head
  • Last Race: Newton Abbot, 5 May 2021 15:05
  • Result: 2/8, tracked leader, pressed leader 13th, disputed lead 14th, led after the 15th, pressed 3 out, ridden approaching 2 out, responded gamely after 2 out and led last, kept on run-in, headed and held final 110 yards
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Form Profile:

138 rated chaser. Off the mark over fences in a novice event at Plumpton (3m 1 1/2f) in December.

Trainer Says:

He is a nice horse and he is going to go for an Intermediate Chase at Newton Abbot on Sunday. He won his novice chase last season and chased home Champ first time over fences at Newbury. I think he is on a fair mark and he will run in this Intermediate Chase and then races like the Paddy Power Gold Cup.

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Investment Manager

  • 5-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Nathaniel - Two Days In Paris (Authorized)
  • Owner: Brocade Racing
  • Last Race: Exeter, 26 Feb 2021 12:30
  • Result: 2/9, chased leaders out wide, plugged on into 2nd no chance with winner
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Form Profile:

Unraced

Trainer Says:

He is a nice horse who this time last year we thought was going to be our Champion bumper horse. He threw a splint and it just didn’t happen and he is going to run in the bumper at Chepstow on Saturday. He is working very well at the moment.

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Kilbricken Storm (IRE)

  • 10-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Oscar - Kilbricken Leader (Supreme Leader)
  • Owner: A Selway & P Wavish
  • Last Race: Cheltenham, 14 Apr 2021 14:40
  • Result: PU/12, tracked leader, not fluent 6th, ridden after 3 out, struggling after 2 out, pulled up before last
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Form Profile:

150 rated chaser and 137 rated hurdler. Probably best effort last season when third, beaten five and a half lengths, to Skandiburg in a handicap hurdle at Cheltenham (3m) on New Year’s Day.

Trainer Says:

He is going go chasing again this year. He is a previous Cheltenham Festival winner and I think he is better off over a fence.

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Killer Kane (IRE)

  • 6-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Oscar - Native Idea (Be My Native)
  • Owner: J P Romans & Taylor, O'dwyer
  • Last Race: Exeter, 9 Mar 2021 13:35
  • Result: Won/15, led until after 1st, chased clear leader, left in lead 2nd, made rest, stayed on well
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Form Profile:

Winner of his only point-to-point in Ireland in March.

Trainer Says:

He is a lovely horse that we bought at Cheltenham for a lot of money. He will probably go for a two and a half mile novice at Cheltenham on October 24 or 25 ground permitting. He is a gorgeous horse at home.

L'air Du Vent (FR)

  • 7-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Coastal Path - Bleu Perle (Pistolet Bleu)
  • Owner: Brocade Racing
  • Last Race: Haydock, 24 Mar 2021 13:30
  • Result: 5/7, slight lead until mistake 1st, chased leading pair until before 11th, weakened next, tailed off
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Form Profile:

131 rated hurdler. Finished fifth, beaten 10 ½ lengths, to Chantry House in a novices’ hurdle at Newbury (2m 1/2f) when last seen out.

Trainer Says:

He has run well in some decent novices last year and we kept him as a novice for this season. He has had his wind done which keeping him back and he’s a lovely big strong horse. He has schooled very well over fences and is going to go novice chasing.

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Lamanver Pippin

  • 8-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Apple Tree - Lamanver Homerun (Relief Pitcher)
  • Owner: Dr Donna Christensen
  • Last Race: Sandown, 13 Mar 2021 16:10
  • Result: PU/8, led until 9th, chased leader, hit 13th, mistake and lost 2nd next, chased leaders, lost place 15th, weakened quickly, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out
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Form Profile:

132 rated chaser. Landed a novice handicap chase at Chepstow (2m 7 1/2f) by five lengths from Fortescue before going onto finish third, beaten 30 lengths, to Ravenhill in the Grade 2 National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham (3m 6f) in March.

Trainer Says:

He was third in the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham in March and will be aimed at the Ladbrokes Trophy, but I think he is more of a Welsh National horse. He has won around Chepstow and he jumps and gallops and is a strong stayer.

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Lostintranslation (IRE)

  • 9-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Flemensfirth - Falika (Hero's Honor)
  • Owner: Taylor & O'dwyer
  • Last Race: Cheltenham, 19 Mar 2021 15:05
  • Result: PU/12, mid-division on inside, lost place approaching 14th, well beaten from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out
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Form Profile:

171 rated chaser. Landed the Grade 1 Betfair Chase at Haydock (3m 1 1/2f) in November by a length and a half from Bristol De Mai and finished third, beaten a length and a half in the Gold Cup at Cheltenham (3m 2f) in March.

Trainer Says:

He progressed last year winning the Betfair and it all went wrong in the King George VI Chase. That was too bad to be true, but his wind was found to be wrong, so we tweaked that. He travelled better than anything in the Gold Cup and came down the hill the best and jumped the last upsides and then got ran out of it. The way our horse ran at Cheltenham for him to do that was huge. He is back and is in cracking form and he is going to go to Haydock first and he will have a crack at another Gold Cup. I would think he certainly is good enough to win a Gold Cup if we have a bit of luck and he will be bang there again.

Master Debonair

  • 7-y-o; brown gelding
  • Breeding: Yeats - Swincombe Flame (Exit To Nowhere)
  • Owner: The Gosden Mob & Sprayclad Uk
  • Last Race: Aintree, 9 Apr 2021 13:45
  • Result: 21/22, prominent, 6th final bend, weakened from 2 out
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Form Profile:

149 rated hurdler. Gained his most prestigious victory in the Grade 2 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Trial at Ascot (1m 7 1/2f) in December when beating Ribble Valley eight lengths.

Trainer Says:

We are going to have a crack at the Champion Hurdle with him and see if we are good enough. He is a Grade 2 winner last year and he is in and is very well. He is going to run in the Elite Hurdle at Wincanton the first weekend in November.

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Mister Malarky

  • 8-y-o; chestnut gelding
  • Breeding: Malinas - Priscilla (Teenoso)
  • Owner: Wendy & Malcolm Hezel
  • Last Race: Aintree, 10 Apr 2021 17:15
  • Result: PU/40, mid-division, hampered and lost place 4th, behind when pulled up before 17th
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Form Profile:

151 rated chaser. Landed the Grade 3 Betway Handicap Chase at Kempton (3m) in February by two lengths from Black Corton.

Trainer Says:

I think he is going to be aimed at the Ladbrokes Trophy. He was sixth in it last year and he won the Betway Handicap Chase at Kempton in February. I don’t think he is going to make up into a Gold Cup horse but on his day, he is capable of winning a big handicap chase. He’s a little difficult to get right and I wouldn’t like to make a call on which day he will come good.

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Native River (IRE)

  • 11-y-o; chestnut gelding
  • Breeding: Indian River - Native Mo (Be My Native)
  • Owner: Brocade Racing
  • Last Race: Aintree, 8 Apr 2021 14:50
  • Result: 3/9, tried to be prominent but ridden along and unable to hold place, closed after 3rd, reminder after 4th, not fluent 9th, left 2nd 12th until 4 out, weakened but went 3rd 2 out
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Form Profile:

168 rated chaser. Scored by two and three quarter lengths from Secret Investor when last seen out in the Grade 2 Denman Chase at Newbury (2m 7 1/2f) when last seen out.

Trainer Says:

He is back in full work and won’t run until December when he goes back up to Aintree for the Many Clouds which he bolted up in last year. He doesn’t owe us a thing and he’s a hell of a chap. We will look after him a bit and pick and choose our way. He will have an entry in the Grand National, but it will be up to the owner if he goes there.

Ofalltheginjoints (IRE)

  • 7-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Stowaway - Dinos Luso (Luso)
  • Owner: The Reserve Tankers
  • Last Race: Uttoxeter, 1 May 2021 15:35
  • Result: PU/9, close up and tracked leaders, mistake when beginning to struggle 13th, soon weakened and pulled up before 5 out
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Form Profile:

132 rated hurdler. A winner on his hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m) last October when beating Flic Ou Voyou a neck.

Trainer Says:

He is going to go novice chasing and we think he is a horse who was crying out for fences all last year. He ran well in a Grade 2 last year and I think he will make up into a better chaser. He should win staying chases this year and could make up into an RSA horse.

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Reserve Tank (IRE)

  • 7-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Jeremy - Lady Bellamy (Black Sam Bellamy)
  • Owner: The Reserve Tankers
  • Last Race: Stratford, 22 May 2021 18:40
  • Result: 2/8, led until after 3rd, pressed leader, led again between last 2, 1 length ahead last, headed and not pace of winner last 100 yards
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Form Profile:

146 rated chaser. Won the Grade 2 Rising Stars Novices’ Chase at Wincanton (2m4f) in November.

Trainer Says:

He is won two Grade 1s in his novices’ hurdle career and won a Grade 2 over fences last season. He actually tweaked a leg when he pulled up at Cheltenham in March and you won’t see him until Christmas time. He comes good in the spring so he could well have a good spring campaign. Off 146 he would have a big chance in a handicap chase.

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Road Senam (FR)

  • 5-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Saint Des Saints - Madison Road (Hernando)
  • Owner: Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede
  • Last Race: Ffos Las, 1 Apr 2021 15:30
  • Result: 3/9, prominent, close up 5th, smooth headway to lead 3 out, ridden and joined 2 out where not fluent, headed before last, no extra
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Form Profile:

Placed in Group 2 and Group 3 company over fences at various distances at Auteuil.

Trainer Says:

He is a Simon Munir and Isaac Souede horse who has placed form in Group company in France. He had all the looks and won’t be ready until the second half of November but is worth keeping an eye on.

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Rose Of Arcadia (IRE)

  • 6-y-o; bay mare
  • Breeding: Arcadio - Rosie Lea (Supreme Leader)
  • Owner: Cheveley Park Stud
  • Last Race: Newbury, 27 Mar 2021 15:25
  • Result: 5/12, midfield, pushed and headway to track leaders before 2 out, ridden after last but could not quicken, kept on one pace
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Form Profile:

Winner of a mare’s bumper at Taunton in March on her debut for the stable.

Trainer Says:

She is a Cheveley Park mare who won her Irish point-to-point and bolted up in a bumper at Taunton. She is probably one of the nicest mares we’ve ever had in the yard and she will be aimed at mares’ novices’ hurdles with the Trull House at Cheltenham in mind.

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Seymour Promise (IRE)

  • 5-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Flemensfirth - Loadsapromise (Brian Boru)
  • Owner: Mrs Mary-ann Middleton
  • Last Race: Huntingdon, 31 May 2021 14:05
  • Result: PU/8, prominent, ridden and weakened before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out
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Form Profile:

Fourth in a bumper at Kempton in February.

Trainer Says:

He is a nice Flemensfirth horse who was fourth in a decent bumper at Kempton first time out where he was in front two furlongs out. He would have gone for the Sales race at Newbury, but we missed it and he will go to Listed bumper at Cheltenham on October 25 then will go novice hurdling.

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Shirocco's Dream (IRE)

  • 6-y-o; bay mare
  • Breeding: Shirocco - Dream Function (King's Theatre)
  • Owner: J P Romans & Taylor, O'dwyer
  • Last Race: Huntingdon, 7 Mar 2021 15:05
  • Result: 3/13, prominent, led after 5th, headed next, led 4 out, not fluent and headed 3 out, 3rd and held from last, no extra final 75 yards
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Form Profile:

Winner of one of her two point-to-points in Ireland in March.

Trainer Says:

She was second to Rose Of Arcadia in her first point-to-point in Ireland December and went on better in similar company in March. She cost a lot of money but she’s a well above average mare.

Slate House (IRE)

  • 9-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Presenting - Bay Pearl (Broadway Flyer)
  • Owner: Eric Jones, Geoff Nicholas, John Romans
  • Last Race: Kempton, 27 Feb 2021 15:35
  • Result: 10/17, always towards rear, never on terms
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Form Profile:

152 rated chaser. Was winning his third race over fences when beating Black Op a length and a quarter in the Grade 1 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.

Trainer Says:

He is going to go for the Great Yorkshire Hurdle at Wetherby on Charlie Hall weekend as a prep run for the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury. He is only one win from being a Gold Cup type of horse.

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The Big Breakaway (IRE)

  • 6-y-o; chestnut gelding
  • Breeding: Getaway - Princess Mairead (Blueprint)
  • Owner: Eric Jones, Geoff Nicholas, John Roman
  • Last Race: Aintree, 9 Apr 2021 14:50
  • Result: PU/7, chased leaders, lost place before 4th, closed after 10th, not fluent 11th, not fluent and struggling next, mistake and behind 14th, pulled up before 4 out
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Form Profile:

144 rated hurdler. Finished fourth, beaten eight lengths, to Envoi Allen in the Grade 1 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham (2m 5f) in March.

Trainer Says:

He was two from two going into Cheltenham last year and finished fourth to Envoi Allen. He is going to go novice chasing in a fortnight or three weeks’ time and he jumps for fun. I think he is going to make a better chaser then hurdler which makes him top-class.

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The Russian Doyen (IRE)

Form Profile:

138 rated chaser. Pulled up on his only start last season in a handicap chase at Aintree (2m 4f).

Trainer Says:

He was fourth in a novice handicap chase at Cheltenham and then injured himself then it didn’t quite happen. He is going run in a hurdle race this weekend then have a crack at the Paddy Power Gold Cup. He is well handicapped.

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Thistlecrack

  • 13-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Kayf Tara - Ardstown (Ardross)
  • Owner: John And Heather Snook
  • Last Race: Newbury, 29 Nov 2019 15:00
  • Result: 2/5, tracked leading trio, closer in 3rd 7th, 2nd going well before 3 out, every chance next, went 2nd approaching the last, hung left and stayed on run-in
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Form Profile:

160 rated hurdler and 167 rated chaser. Finished runner-up, beaten a length, to Paisley Park in the Grade 2 Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury (3m) in November on his only start last season.

Trainer Says:

He is back in and he is rising 13 but physically he is as good as he has even been for sometime. He will be ready to run in the middle of November onwards and we just thought he would be wasted if he wasn’t back in. He is still capable of being competitive in staying hurdles.

Vision Des Flos (FR)

Form Profile:

155 rated hurdler and 145 rated chaser. Finished third, beaten half a length, to Top Notch in a conditons hurdle at Aintree (2m 4f) in Novemberon his reappearance last season and beat a sole rival in a novices’ chase at Chepstow (2m 7 1/2f) in January.

Trainer Says:

He is a horse that I think is off a good mark over fences in a handicap and we might run him in an Intermediate Chase first. He will have his day during the season in one of those big handicaps.

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War Lord (GER)

  • 6-y-o; grey gelding
  • Breeding: Jukebox Jury - Westalin (Sternkoenig)
  • Owner: The Wychwood Partnership
  • Last Race: Aintree, 9 Apr 2021 13:45
  • Result: 7/22, mid-division, 14th final bend, switched right and closed before 2 out, chasing leaders last, weakened flat
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Form Profile:

126 rated hurdler. Gained his second success over hurdles when beating Ashutor a neck in a handicap at Taunton (2m 1/2f) in February.

Trainer Says:

He won two last year and he will probably start in a handicap hurdle and then go novice chasing. He is a progressive young horse who will be better with a fence in front of him.

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